BackForward Satellite: TIMED 

Satellite details
Acronym TIMED
Full name Thermosphere, Ionosphere, Mesosphere Energetics and Dynamics mission
WIGOS Station Identifier ---
Satellite Description
  • Single flight unit of the TIMED programme.
  • Main mission: solar-terrestrial interactions.
  • Substantial contribution to atmospheric dynamics (upper-atmosphere wind).
Mass at launch 660 kg Dry mass 587 kg
Power 426 W
Data access link no link provided
Data access information
  • Data available from the Johns Hopkins University/Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL).
Orbit Drifting orbit Altitude 625 km
Inclination 74 °


Space agency NASA
Status Operational
Details on Status
(as available)
Launch 07 Dec 2001 EOL ≥2024
Last update: 2023-12-21
Associated satellite programme and related satellites

Note: red tag: no longer operational , green tag: operational , blue tag : future

Satellite Payload

All known Instruments flying on TIMED

Acronym Full name
GUVI Global Ultra-Violet Imager
SABER Sounding of the Atmosphere using Broadband Emission Radiometry
SEE Solar Extreme Ultraviolet Experiment
TIDI TIMED Doppler Interferometer
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